My name is Sebastian!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Sebastian

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Sebastian's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Sebastian's Story...
SEBASTIAN: 9 Year Old Black Male Lab 62 Pounds

Late on a Friday night GGLRR got a call from Sebastian’s owner asking for help in finding him a new home. He was calling from Stockton, an area that GGLRR does not cover and is not easy for us to rescue dogs. The story on Sebastian did not seem to be clear and it seemed like Sebastian truly needed help. GGRR put things in motion to help rescue him and then get him to the Bay Area.

Here is Sebastian’s story:

Sadly, Sebastian’s story is fragmented. The family who relinquished him to GGLRR, claimed he had been abandoned by his owner, their son. That they woke up last Tuesday and he was tied to their porch. They could not keep him as the grandkids were severely allergic to him and if we would not take him, they were going to have to have him put down. They said he was eating but not holding down food and they were not sure why. That he was a fantastic dog, got along with everyone and everything, was an inside dog and that their son had the dog for his entire life. GGLRR emailed some people, who referred them to some more people in the Stockton area, who then referred them to a wonderful volunteer who drove out that same day to meet Sebastian and to get him into the vet. (The kind volunteer met Sebastian and could not believe what she saw when she meet him; he had an open mass on his side that was bleeding and infected. She knew she had to get him to the vet right away.) Sebastian went into a wonderful vet in the Stockton area and stayed there for 6 days. While there he was updated on his shots, neutered, heartworm tested, well check, senior blood panel, ears cleaned and they removed the mass from his side. (The vet in Stockton said it was a fatty tumor that someone had lacerated and had become infected. She said it was not a mass that was inside Sebastian. The mass was tested and it was benign.) While Sebastian was at the vet he had no issues with eating or holding down food. GGLRR feels that the family said this so we would rush helping him. A wonderful volunteer with GGLRR drove down to Stockton to bring him to the Bay Area and they thought he was such a great dog they offered to foster him.

This is what is foster family has to say about him:

Sebastian is such a sweetheart, that everyone in the vet’s office fell in love with him and asked that we please let them know how he is doing! It took Sebastian less than a day to win the hearts of his fosters, who say his only bad habit is occasionally giving a little bark to ask for something. He is just one, sweet, adorable guy! He is a gentle dog and not at all wild. He appears to be younger that his stated age of 9 years. He is not a food hound and takes his treats gently. He is happy to lay down wherever you are, content to just be with you, whether inside and out. Sebastian knows: sit, come, stay and never begs when he is eating. He has clearly been a house dog and has perfect house manners. He does not jump on furniture, beg for food or run around the house. He is housebroken and stands by the door when he wants to go outside and definitely enjoys exploring outside and he loves going for walks. He is great on leash, never tugging or running out front, and stays close by the entire time. Sebastian happily greets both children and other dogs and has no problems with them. He has not seen a cat yet, he has been in the house where two cats live and while he was interested in their smells, he didn’t get excited.

Sebastian always seems like he has a smile on his face from ear to ear not matter what happens to him! (One happy BOY!)

He is located in Sonoma.

If you are looking for a special boy, please email Rescue Rep Liz at

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

Facts about Sebastian

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Sebastian, a San Francisco Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in San Francisco, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in San Francisco.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in San Francisco already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a San Francisco breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in San Francisco paves the way for another one to be saved.